Pronounced: pa-NIV-er-uhs, adj

Notes: This is one of those times when too much knowledge threw me off

Yesterday’s word

The word factious means “divisive; seditious; related to or arising from faction”

First usage

Our word came into English in the mid-1500s

Background / Comments

I had been thinking more “argumentative” than “divisive”; thus, my meaning was a bit off. Our word comes from the French word factieux (seditious) and the Latin word factiosus (partisan), which came from facere (to do).

Published by Richard

Christian, lover-of-knowledge, Texan, and other things.

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